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by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Game Fee Hike
Replies: 218
Views: 9172

Re: Game Fee Hike

In the Manchester League we have an annual £19 per team subscription, and later we are invoiced for our game fee The game fee is calculated from the results received to the Records and Registeration Secretary I am presuming from this that the clubs are paying for the game fee in arrears (i.e. the p...
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 8258

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

From what I have been reading, is that many leagues don't seem to have clear rules about adjournments and adjudications In the Manchester League a few years ago we clarified our rules to the following 1) QP finish is the default position 2) If all players agree then adjournments are allowed (individ...
by Alan Walton
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nice combo
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Nice combo

Hi,

I think this works as well

1. Qg6+ Kh8
2. Qxh5+ Qh6
3. Qf7 Qh7 (if Kh7 Qg8 mate)
4. Qf8 Qg8
5. Qxg8 mate

Ignore this one he has Bxe7, shouldn't really analyse whilst working

Alan
by Alan Walton
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round Up 30/03/10
Replies: 11
Views: 1796

Re: International Round Up 30/03/10

James

Here are the details

World Chess Olympiad 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 19-Sep-2010 4-Oct-2010
by Alan Walton
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Rounds 7 & 8 round-up
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: 4NCL Rounds 7 & 8 round-up

James Pratt wrote:which Adams beat Cox in Rd. 1? Conflicting reports....
It was Michael Adams
by Alan Walton
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Board Meeting, Birmingham 13th March 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 6144

Re: ECF Board Meeting, Birmingham 13th March 2010

I would have each section (open, u180 etc) playing on different weekends, throughout late may and june This would help counties who have to draft players eligible in lower sections in more So the finals would be say 10 teams of 16 players, which the majority of hotels should be able to accommodate t...
by Alan Walton
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Board Meeting, Birmingham 13th March 2010
Replies: 137
Views: 6144

Re: ECF Board Meeting, Birmingham 13th March 2010

I think the major problem is the travelling aspect Normally throughout the season you could play upto 4 matches (NCCU) or 7 matches (MCCU) Thus accounting for seven weekends, and long distance travelling to the Midlands in the latter stages. This is most probably why counties in the South-West and f...
by Alan Walton
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 17253

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

I remember that at the ACT tournament in Amsterdam, if a mobile phone went of then there was a fine of 10 Euros for the first offence, and increasing for every offence thereafter, with all money's received going to charity. They were very effective in hunting the offenders down This was only applica...
by Alan Walton
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: New ECF Master Points System Title
Replies: 24
Views: 2441

Re: New ECF Master Points System Title

I think these "National" Master Titles are only useful if there is some reasonable benefit for achieving them I presume this benefit would have to be a discount on future tournament entries (but would this discount be claimed back by the individual tournaments from the ECF), no disrespect that one y...
by Alan Walton
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Local Law Variants
Replies: 70
Views: 4066

Re: Local Law Variants

The second may well be workable but do you really think the first is? Anthony, I agree that the first quote is more difficult to work Though most large leagues have their own website, and they could have a name and shame list for those offenders whose phone goes off, so teams/captains are aware of ...
by Alan Walton
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Local Law Variants
Replies: 70
Views: 4066

Re: Local Law Variants

I would think the best thing would be to stick as close to the FIDE rules as possible, as these are the official laws of chess which we should all be playing under Regarding Alex's points 1) Descriptive can be used as a notation, but you lose the rights for claiming draws by repatition and flag fall...
by Alan Walton
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Process of Adjudication
Replies: 22
Views: 1834

Re: The Process of Adjudication

As Shawn has pointed out most arbiters are significantly lower rated than the top players, but also in most "big" tournaments there is normally a selected players panel, normally from the top seeds, which will assisted if required in certain matters
by Alan Walton
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Website
Replies: 68
Views: 6002

Re: ECF Website

Thanks, for the quick replies, I have email Andrew

Alan
by Alan Walton
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Process of Adjudication
Replies: 22
Views: 1834

Re: The Process of Adjudication

From a Manchester League point of view Nowadays the norm is to play a quickplay finish, but adjournments are still permitted if both teams agree, otherwise it is quickplay finish Adjucations are only permitted if both players have made a minimum of 60 moves, otherwise the game has to be continued to...
by Alan Walton
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Website
Replies: 68
Views: 6002

Re: ECF Website

I don't know if this is the correct place to raise this The Clubs and Associations page has been reformatted into the new format, but for some reason the junior clubs have disappeared and club's previously on that list haven't been listed at all Can this be rectified please, as the link to the 3Cs w...